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Vista Fire Department to Host Fire Apparatus Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

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Vista, CA – The Vista Fire Department is excited to announce its Fire Apparatus Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, scheduled for Thursday, June 20, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Vista Civic Center, located at 200 Civic Center Drive. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place promptly at 4:15 p.m. and will involve members of the Vista City Council, the Vista Fire Department, and City of Vista staff.

This event invites the public to get an up-close look at the Department’s new emergency services vehicles. It is a free community event welcoming all ages and will feature food, drinks, and numerous community booths. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the dedicated Firefighters, Paramedics, and EMT teams who serve Vista and learn about the significant investments the City has made to enhance public safety.

The new fire apparatus on display includes:

– Four new fire engines designed for structural firefighting and paramedic response

– One new fire engine specifically for combatting small fires and fire mop-ups

– One new engine tailored for fighting wildland fires

– A new state-of-the-art paramedic ambulance

“This event is a wonderful opportunity for the community to see firsthand the advancements and commitments the City of Vista has made to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents,” said Gerard Washington, Vista Fire Chief. “We look forward to welcoming everyone to this celebration and sharing how these new vehicles will enhance our emergency response capabilities.”

The Vista Fire Department encourages all community members to attend this special event, enjoy the refreshments, and engage with the local emergency services team.

Participating vendors and community organizations include Archer’s Arrow Coffee House, Chick-Fil-A, the City of Vista, EDCO, Vista Fire Prevention Bureau, Frida’s Tacos, Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt, the Vista Historical Society, Kaiser Permanente, LA Fitness, Las Valientes, La Taqueria Jalisco, Mama ‘n Papa’s Pizza Grotto, Raising Cane’s, the Vista Sheriff’s Office, Sprouts Farmers Market, TIP San Diego, Vista CERT, the Vista Fire Department, the Vista Library, and West Coast Arborists.

For more information about the event, please call the Vista Fire Department at (760) 643-2801 or visit cityofvista.com/fire.

About Vista Fire Department …. The Vista Fire Department provides exceptional emergency services and ensures the safety and well-being of the Vista community. Through continuous investment in advanced equipment and training, the Department strives to maintain the highest public safety and service standards.


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